Every couple wants to have their own genetic child. This is a natural instinct and desire. However, it may not always be possible, and couples may have to go for donor eggs, sperm or embryos.
BFI does not encourage donor gametes as a shortcut to success. We offer all the options a couple has and offer them a donor option as a last resort only. We counsel them pros and cons of using donor gametes and allow them to make a fully informed choice.
BFI NEVER uses donor gametes without the informed consent of BOTH the partners. Ultimately the child is of both the partners.
These are the reasons why every couple should choose the fertility clinic very cautiously, particularly when it comes to donor eggs or sperm.
When you require donor services, it is more than plain and simple science. It is also called third party ART – IVF. As a third party is involved, a third dimension is also added to the whole process. It is also an emotional decision. We are here to support you & give you the desired result. We are here to help you have a healthy baby.
We know and understand that when you choose a donor to have your child, you are not buying some product from the market, but you are creating your future generation. With years of experience and experience of thousands of successful donor cycles, we deeply understand and respect your expectations, concerns, fears, and much more. When you entrust us with donor services, we select the best donor for you. Carefully matching him/her with your looks, height, weight, skin colour, eye colour, etc. Though there are no two persons exactly the same, we try to find similarities to the maximum. If a couple has any special preferences or needs, may it be for ethnicity, looks, cast, physical characteristics, education etc., we try our best to match to the perfection.
Oocyte donation – Egg Donation
Oocyte donation is the assisted reproduction technique in which the female gamete (ovum) is provided by a healthy & young oocyte donor. An IVF-in vitro fertilization cycle is performed by fertilizing the donor’s eggs with the sperm of the patient’s husband. The embryos are then transferred to the patient’s uterus. The patient herself conceives. Pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding is the same experience as a spontaneous natural pregnancy.
Ageing does not affect the uterus. If fitness is good, a woman can conceive using donor oocytes at any age, even after many years of menopause. However, at an advanced age, many considerations are required before starting the treatment.
Who needs Egg donation?
Menopausal patient – No menses
menopause can be natural due to age
secondary due to medical or surgical treatments
Damaged or diseased ovaries
No response in previous egg formation – stimulation cycles
Chemotherapy for cancer
Radiotherapy for cancer
Poor quality or quantity eggs
The eggs are of low quality, as seen in previous IVF cycles
Poor quality embryos with previous IVF
Advanced age patients having reduced quality and quantity of eggs
Failure to produce good quality embryos or pregnancy repeatedly
Unexplained recurrent implantation failure
Failure to the implant, in spite of at least three attempts of good quality embryo transfer
Risk of inheritance of genetic disease from mother
Some women have a risk of transmission of some hereditary disease to their children through their eggs.
Modern technology of PGS/PGD, PGT – A, PGT – M, PGT – SR can help in preventing these transmittable diseases even before the embryos are transferred to the uterus. With this technology, even the women at risk can safely have a healthy, disease-free child. Unfortunately, this technology is expensive. It can diagnose most of the diseases but not all. Hence a few women may have to opt for donor eggs in this situation.
How is the Egg donation/oocyte donation treatment performed?
Egg donation cycles are usually carried out with fresh donor eggs. We also have frozen eggs ready in case a patient requires immediate use. Embryos/blastocysts thus made are transferred fresh or are frozen and transferred when the recipient is ready.
BFI does not have a waiting time for donor recruitment as we have a large pool of donors ready.
As a first step, the menstrual cycle of donor and recipient (patient) are matched by simple tablets.
The donor undergoes standard stimulation for IVF treatment; the recipient takes tablets to prepare the uterus for accepting the embryo.
Once the uterus and eggs are ready, ovum pickup – egg collection of the donor is scheduled. Collected eggs are fertilized by the patient’s husband’s sperm using ICSI technique. Embryos are developed till day 2/3 or blastocyst stage.
Embryos are selected and transferred to the patient’s uterus. If we have more embryos, we can freeze them, and the couple can get another chance of embryo transfer.
Various modifications of this standard treatment are possible to suit every need.
BFI offers multiple packages of egg donation treatment to suit every pocket, value for money and optimised outcome. The couples have to understand the cost against the quality of donors, quantity and quality assurance of blastocysts and finally, the success chance.
Advantages of Egg donation/oocyte donation treatment
As the eggs are from young fertile donors, the pregnancy chances are very high, miscarriage chances are low, and chances of genetic problems in a child are also very low.
The treatment remains secret. The lady enjoys all the joy and bonding of motherhood, and the father gives his sperm. If the couple is mentally prepared for egg donation, the joy of parenthood makes the genetic source immaterial.
Disadvantages of Egg donation/oocyte donation treatment
The major disadvantage is the outside genetic source of female gamete. There will be some additional cost for the donor treatment.
Our very big egg donation programme helps every couple get the best donor most suitable to their needs, that too without any waiting. We also have a large pool of frozen eggs ready.
Our vast Indian experience of egg donation treatment helps us deliver the best success with ultimate satisfaction. You can choose from wide options of the best value for money packages, including the ‘Suraksha Kavach’ package.
Come discover the joy of parenthood. At BFI, it is Simple, Safe, Smart and Successful.
Sperm Donation – Semen donation
Sperm donation is the use of donated sperm for achieving pregnancy through insemination, IUI or IVF ICSI.
Many men having no sperm in their semen also can father their own child through their own sperm with the modern technology of TESA PESA TESE Micro TESA. However, if it is not possible or the cost of modern technology is not affordable, one can go for sperm donation.
Poor quality or quantity of sperm
Men with less sperm count – oligospermia, less sperm motility – asthenospermia, less percentage of normal sperm – teratospermia, can father a child through simple treatment but not always. If the above conditions are severe, or sperm are 100% non-motile, very high DNA fragmentation, poor fertilization or embryo formation in repeated IVF cycles, suffering from severe diseases or taking medicines that can reduce sperm fertility, the modern technology of IVF ICSI IMSI PICSI can certainly help. However, if it is not possible, does not succeed, or the cost of modern technology is not affordable, one can go for sperm donation.
Risk of inheritance of genetic disease from father
Some men have a risk of transmission of some hereditary disease to their children through their sperms.
Modern technology of PGS/PGD, PGT – A, PGT – M, PGT – SR can help in preventing these transmittable diseases even before the embryos are transferred to the uterus. With this technology, even the men at risk can safely have a healthy, disease-free child. Unfortunately, this technology is expensive. It can diagnose most of the diseases but not all. Hence a few men may have to opt for donor sperms in this situation.
How is the sperm donation/semen donation treatment performed?
Sperm donation cycles are usually carried out with fresh or frozen semen. Sperm donor has to be unrelated and unknown. Semen donation can be made by vaginal insemination, Intra Uterine Insemination – IUI, or IVF + ICSI.
BFI does not have a waiting time for donor availability as we have a large pool of donors’ frozen sperm ready. Depending upon the treatment undertaken by the couple, the donor sperm is used for insemination or fertilization at the appropriate time during the cycle.
BFI offers multiple quality sperm donors to match the requirements of every couple.
Advantages of Sperm donation / semen donation treatment
The sperms are from young donors with very good semen quality. The pregnancy chances are very high. The treatment remains secret. The wife enjoys all the joy and bonding of motherhood. If the couple is mentally prepared for sperm donation, the joy of parenthood makes the genetic source immaterial.
Disadvantages of sperm donation/semen donation treatment
The major disadvantage is the outside genetic source of the male gamete. There will be some additional cost for the donor treatment.
Our very big sperm donation programme and our own ART bank help every couple get the best donor most suitable to their needs, that too without any waiting. We also have a large pool of frozen semen ready.
Our vast Indian experience of sperm donation treatment helps us deliver the best success with ultimate satisfaction. You can choose from wide options of the best value for money packages.
Come discover the joy of parenthood. At BFI, it is Simple, Safe, Smart and Successful.
The donors that are young and have normal screening are recruited.
All oocyte-egg donors are married and have at least one healthy living child. Their age is less than 30 years.
We check the donor’s medical, family and personal history. We also check that her weight, height and blood pressure are within normal limits.
The doctor performs an exhaustive medical check-up to check the good overall health of the donor. Our fertility experts do a 3D ultrasound to check for ovarian reserve and any other reproductive or gynaecological condition.
Eligible donors undergo blood tests for complete blood counts, blood sugar and tests to assess liver, kidney, and general health.
Blood tests to rule out STDs are done.
Donors are also screened for a common genetic condition.
Our in-house team takes an in-depth personal interview of the donor. We evaluate that donors understand the process and evaluate their ability to understand and make a balanced decision.
Our team takes in-depth family history.
Common genetic conditions are screened in the donor; any additional tests are also possible according to the couple’s desire.
At Bavishi Fertility Institute, embryo donation cycles are usually carried out with fresh donor eggs and fresh/frozen donor sperm.
We also have frozen embryos ready in case a patient requires immediate use or for a wider selection.